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Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 22 July 1994 (Australia)
This is the story of the crippled young Alan Marshall and his hero worship of the local he-man horse trainer East Driscoll, the schoolboy crush Alan has on the local aristocratic English ... See full summary »

Director:

Ann Turner

Writers:

Alan Marshall (stories), Peter Hepworth (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte Rampling ... Grace McAlister
Russell Crowe ... East Driscoll
Alexander Outhred Alexander Outhred ... Alan Marshall
Frankie J. Holden Frankie J. Holden ... 'Bushman' Marshall
Jake Frost Jake Frost ... Joe Carmichael (as Jake D. Frost)
Alethea McGrath ... Mrs. Bilson
John Lee ... Charles McAlister (as John Lee)
Frank Gallacher Frank Gallacher ... Mr. Thomas the Preacher
Amanda Douge ... Nellie Bolster
Kirsty McGregor ... Elsie Marshall
Daphne Grey Daphne Grey ... Mrs. Herbert
Caroline Kemp Caroline Kemp ... Lucy Taylor
Sam Nightingale Sam Nightingale ... Freckles Jack
Syd Brisbane ... Duke the Dance Caller
Peter Osborn Peter Osborn ... Father Finnegan
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Storyline

This is the story of the crippled young Alan Marshall and his hero worship of the local he-man horse trainer East Driscoll, the schoolboy crush Alan has on the local aristocratic English beauty Grace McAlister and the affair that young Alan witnesses developing between Grace and East. Things inevitably take a turn towards the tragic when East becomes determined to force Grace to leave her husband and run away with him. Written by etherealtb

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AN ARISTOCRATIC ENGLISHWOMAN...AN AUSTRALIAN HORSEMAN and a young boy on a journey towards the exciting but forbidden world of adults... See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1994 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Az erdőlakó fia See more »

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Budget:

AUD4,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film was nominated for two AFI (Australian Film Institute) Awards in 1992 including Best Cinematography (James Bartle) and won one gong for Best Young Actor Award for Alexander Outhred who played Alan Marshall. See more »

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Not the true meaning of the movie.
24 April 2001 | by bhlakelSee all my reviews

I read over some of the comments written about this movie prior to actually seeing it myself and after seeing the movie I wonder if some of these people saw the same movie I did. I kept reading about the movie and hearing about the nudity and the sex scenes between Grace and East and about Russell Crowe never the main character himself. The movie is not about Russell Crowe's Character, East it is about Alan and the coming of age of a crippled boy and how he deals with his handicap, girls, maturity, family, friends and sex. East is his idol and actually plays a small role in this film. Personally I think this was a very well done film about Alan with Russell (East) and Charlotte (Grace) playing great supporting roles. I would recommend this movie to anyone interested in a very well done and at times humorous film about a boy coming of age. And for those people concerned about the brief skinny dipping scene in the beginning. You can not see everything on Russell Crowe and the one sex scene between Russell (East) and Charlotte (Grace) is nothing more than you would see on any of the daytime Soaps.


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